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A unitrans tanker at a depot in the setting sun
Company invests in driver, vehicle management systems
15th March 2024 By: Halima Frost

Specialist transport group Unitrans continues to invest heavily in various event-based in-vehicle management systems (IVMS) to ensure the safety of its drivers, fleet and cargo in its chemical and... 


Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel and Chinese Minister of Commerce Wang Wentao
Patel meets with EV manufacturers, investors during visit to China
8th March 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel and a high-level delegation recently completed a four-day working visit to Shanghai, Nanjing and Beijing, in China, during which they met with... 


An image depicting TSAM president and CEO Andrew Kirby
Sales of NEVs on the rise in South Africa
25th January 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Amid a global emphasis on green energy and the subsequent global energy transition, total sales of new energy vehicles (NEVs) in South Africa increased by 65% year-on-year in 2023, with hybrid... 


The Gebrüder Weiss Peak Evolution Team reached an altitude of 6 500 m in their solar and electric powered Aebi Schmidt truck
Solar-powered e-truck sets new altitude record
18th December 2023 By: Donna Slater

A team of explorers – the Gebrüder Weiss Peak Evolution Team – followed through on successfully setting a new world altitude record for electric vehicles after driving an electric truck to an... 


an image depicting Nyiko Chabalala
Digital solution improves asset management
17th November 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Technology and asset management – amid the introduction of the Internet of Things – have become a necessary component of civil engineering and construction projects in South Africa. Asset... 


Railway project midway to completion
13th October 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Japan-based railway signal and track maintenance equipment manufacturer Hayashi Soji is midway through the second phase of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) railway project in South... 


The yellow Yale lift truck range lined up on a white background
SA distributor announced
18th August 2023

Materials handling solutions provider Barloworld BayWa (BHBW) has introduced Yale lift trucks to the South African market following its appointment by lift trucks and aftermarket parts manufacturer... 


The project is a milestone in Transnet’s transformation into an agile, data-driven, and customer-centric organisation
Transnet embarks on procurement digitisation journey
11th August 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

State-owned Transnet has approached the market for the provision of an automated end-to-end procurement system. This comes as the organisation moves to optimise its procurement of goods and... 


Image of a furnace being installed
Company diversifying its international portfolio
11th August 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

The Dickinson Group of Companies (DGC) is finalising plans to expand and diversify the product and service offering of its subsidiary, industrial solutions provider DGC Africa, says DGC chairman... 


Transport Minister Sindisiwe Chikunga
Transport sector has role to play in sustainable economies – Chikunga
10th July 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The transport sector is not untouched by climate change and also has considerably high negative externalities, and this necessitates innovative thinking around the opportunities to renavigate... 


Image of a Greenriders Bike
Rosebank project set to test viability of e-bike last-mile delivery system
5th May 2023 By: Irma Venter

CityConsolidator Africa (CityCon Africa) has launched the Rosebank e-Micro Mobility Pilot Project, a public-private partnership that will deploy 15 electric bikes in the Rosebank Management... 


Truck Trailer Bus and Bakkie Road Freight Association Convention
Yearly convention will address industry priorities
5th May 2023 By: Halima Frost

Industry body The Road Freight Association’s (RFA’s) yearly convention, which will be held later this month, seeks to attract top executives in the trucking, logistics and warehousing sectors to... 


An emerald and metallic green electric truck manufactured by Volvo has been delivered to Morocco as a continent first
New electric trucks destined for S Africa
5th May 2023 By: Halima Frost

On the back of delivering the first ever heavy electric truck to the African continent last month, global manufacturer Volvo says it will deliver its first FM electric truck tractor to a client in... 


SACEEC CEO Eric Bruggeman calling on exhibitors to enter the newly introduced KITE New Innovation and Products Awards at the exhibitor briefing on April 20
KITE launches New Innovation and Products Awards
21st April 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

Exhibitors at this year’s KZN Industrial and Technology Exhibition (KITE), running from July 18 to 20 at the Durban Exhibition Centre, are being given the opportunity to flaunt their technological... 


Image of the WasteShark
Born in Cape Town and now cleaning waterbodies worldwide – meet the WasteShark
19th April 2023 By: Irma Venter

It’s like a Roomba for water, and it has its roots in Cape Town. If you don’t know what a Roomba is, it is a robotic vacuum cleaner that hoovers your carpets and floors autonomously.  


Untethered electric train growth to quadruple by year-end – IDTechEx
11th April 2023 By: Donna Slater

Demand for “untethered” electric trains will increase rapidly over the coming years, with sales to grow four-fold year-on-year to reach over 100 deliveries this year, according to a report by... 


SA transport sector’s shift to zero emissions requires move to rail, banning new ICE vehicle sales by 2035
SA transport sector’s shift to zero emissions requires move to rail, banning new ICE vehicle sales by 2035
24th March 2023 By: Irma Venter

For South Africa to cut greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the transport sector to zero, between 15% to 20% of road traffic must move to rail. This shift is also key in addressing road congestion, and... 


The Fuchs Lubricants warehouse in Durban
Substantial stock moved through largest branch
17th February 2023 By: Halima Frost

Lubricants manufacturer FUCHS Lubricants South Africa reports that almost 1 000 different products moved through its Durban, KwaZulu-Natal branch last year. The Durban branch, the largest in the... 


Isuzu trucks
Isuzu retains top truck selling position for tenth year, looks to expand diesel alternatives
16th February 2023 By: Donna Slater

Commercial vehicle manufacturer Isuzu Truck, which is celebrating a tenth consecutive year as the truck market leader, is progressing with plans to roll out newer and more environment-friendly... 


Mobility solutions highlighted at global event
27th January 2023

Global technical equipment, drive and braking systems manufacturer Voith presented its solutions for the mobility shift in commercial vehicles at the IAA Transportation Expo held in Hannover,... 


SUSTAINABLE LOGISTICS
The Empty Trips digital freight exchange allows rail carriers to publish empty rail wagons on the platform, making this information visible to rail shippers so that they can book space on the rail wagons
Digital platform aims to improve SADC rail efficiency
16th December 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

A substantial percentage of all rail wagons in South Africa are empty when moving between destinations. In the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region, only a small percentage of rail... 


ADVANCING SAFETY Acciona has safely removed dangerous level crossings through digital engineering for the Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach project in the state of Victoria, in Australia, on behalf of Level Crossing Removal Project’s Southern Program Alliance
Digital engineering key to award-winning level crossing removal project
16th December 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

Many Australian construction companies are actively employing people, especially those who have a digital background, to address the country’s skills shortage, particularly in major infrastructure... 


Impala Platinum ingot
PGMs demand may taper off despite robust automotive demand forecast
21st October 2022 By: Darren Parker

Global demand for platinum group metals (PGMs) is forecast to taper off beyond 2030, despite a robust outlook for increasing automotive sales, according to platinum group metals producer Impala... 


National Pothole Campaign launched to fix potholes
14th October 2022

The Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula launched the national pothole campaign, known as Operation Valazonke in Nguni or Operation Kwala Kaofela in Sesotho, on 8 August this year. The campaign aims... 


An image of SVI's MAX 3 six wheeler
SVI launches six-wheeled armoured Land Cruiser concept at AAD
26th September 2022 By: Donna Slater

Armoured products specialist manufacturer SVI Engineering launched a newly designed concept version of its MAX 3-series of vehicles – the three axle, six-wheeled armoured Toyota Land Cruiser MAX 3... 


VERIFICATION AND VALIDATION
Blockchains facilitate the involvement of many witnesses and points of verification
How Blockchain is being used to build trust across value chains
2nd September 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Distributed ledger technologies, such as blockchain, in which immutable copies of ledger entries are shared with all stakeholders, are being used to improve the speed at which members and whole... 


A large shipping vessel with gantry cranes and materials handling equipment is the first vessel to dock at the new Lekki port in Nigeria
Major milestone achieved
19th August 2022

In what has been described as a major milestone and a significant boost ahead of the start of port operations, Lekki deep sea port, on July 1, 2022, took delivery of three Super Post Panamax ship... 


An image of a chemical plant
Company expects to benefit from its diverse portfolio offering
12th August 2022 By: Mandisa Nyathi

In spite of chemical supply chain constraints, flow measurement and calibration technology company Wika expects to benefit from its diverse portfolio offering to provide quality instrumentation for... 


ITSSA to disband as project has realised its mandate
5th August 2022 By: Irma Venter

The Intelligent Transport Society of South Africa (ITSSA) has disbanded, as it has fulfilled its mandate, says CEO Dr Paul Vorster. An ITSSA annual general meeting in July confirmed a decision... 


Tshwane University of Technology Solar Team and their winning solar vehicle
TUT team wins South Africa’s first closed-track solar vehicle challenge
22nd July 2022 By: Darren Parker

The Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) Solar Team were declared the winners of the first ever Ilanga Cup Solar Challenge, which took place at the 4.2-km-long Red Star Raceway, in Delmas, on... 


Image of a toll gantry on the GFIP system
ITSSA to disband as the project has realised its mandate – CEO
15th July 2022 By: Irma Venter

The Intelligent Transport Society of South Africa (ITSSA) has disbanded as it has fulfilled its mandate, says CEO Dr Paul Vorster. An ITSSA annual general meeting in July confirmed a decision taken... 


Lithium ion batteries
Automakers ramping up investments into upstream nickel, cobalt
6th July 2022 By: Darren Parker

Market research firm Fitch Solutions Country Risk and Industry Research (Fitch Solutions) says automakers are increasing their upstream investments and supply contracts to secure enough battery... 


Sanral e tolls and highway
Sanral to introduce one ticket system for all public transport, tolling
10th June 2022 By: Darren Parker

State-owned South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) is aiming to move away from traditional toll accounts to mobility accounts, Sanral northern region project manager Siveshni Pillay... 


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